Maddiston news from Thursday, August 21

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Credit Union

Savings are safe with Falkirk District Credit Union and low cost loans are available once regular savings established. Anyone who lives or works in the area within the boundary of Falkirk Council can join, junior savers welcome. For details on how to join please phone the main office in Grangemouth on (01324) 473695, visit our website or pop into your local branch at Maddiston Community Education Centre, which is open every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Evangelical Church

The family service at 11.30 a.m. on Sunday will be taken by David Campbell from Brightons. The Sunday school and youth Bible Group start back into their normal term time programme. The final Fellowship evening of the summer will be held at 6.30 p.m. in the annexe. There will be a buffet tea, time of praise, a short introduction to a Bible character and a general knowledge quiz. The parent and toddlers group will recommence at 9.30 a.m. on Monday. For more information contact Heather Ronald (01324) 861641. The prayer meeting will be on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

Community Discussion

Come along to discuss whether or not you believe sectarianism is an issue in your community. Speaker will be Mark Adams. Takes place at Maddiston Community Centre, Saturday, September 13 from 11.15am to 2pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. If you would like more information or to register your interest in attending the community event please contact Claire Harvey on 01324 468766 or

Camera Club

Anyone with an interest in taking photographs, or photography generally, is invited to attend the above club when it meets every Wednesday in The Braes Children and Family Centre in Forgie Crescent from 7 - 8.30 p.m. The group, which has changed name to Braes Camera Club, has operated for some time at the site and the organisers would be happy to welcome new members.

Muiravonside Church

Last Sunday, morning service at 11.30 a.m. in Muiravonside Parish Church was conducted by the Minister, Rev. Louise McClements. During the intimations a warm welcome was giving to Mrs Jacqueline Dignan who was our organist for the service. Anyone interested in receiving a copy of the morning service, then please contact Mr Jackie Napier after the service. The boxes are still available in the church for any donations towards the Falkirk Foodbank, and the Falkirk Homeless Project. There is a meeting in the Manse this Sunday at 2 p.m. for all who are involved in the Sunday Club. This Sunday morning service will be held at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. This service will again be conducted by the minister.

Community Centre

Events at Maddiston Community Centre for the following are as follows - Today (Thursday): Giggles Toddlers Group, 1-3 p.m.; Ju-Jitsu, 7-8.30 p.m.; Friday: Community Café, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (come along have a cuppa and something to eat, meet other members of the community); Credit Union, 10 a.m. - noon; Monday: Citizens Advice Bureau, (second and fourth Monday every month), 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.; Tuesday: Giggles (toddlers group), 9.30 - 11.30 a.m., The Family History Group meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon, Ju-Jitsu, 7 – 8.30 p.m.; Wednesday: Fast Track IT class is being held 9.30 a.m.-noon (call 501696 for information). We also have an IT suite for public use for internet access, e-mail access, filling in online forms, job searches homework and printing/copying. For any further information and opening times please call the centre on (01324) 720960.

History Meeting

Family History Group: The next meeting of the Family History Group will take place on Tuesday, August 26 from 10 a.m.-noon. If you have an interest in your family history you will be made most welcome. Contact Rona (01324) 715634 or Mary (01324) 716009 if you want further information about the class. Maddiston & Rumford Local History Group: Our next meeting will be on Thursday, August 28 from 1-3 p.m. The topic foremost in the group’s mind at the moment is a tribute to those who fell in the First World War, and as the Woodland trust is giving away free trees to those who wish to plant a tree in remembrance of someone who died in the war, we are thinking about creating a wood in memory of all the men of Muiravonside, with a tree dedicated to each man. Both groups meet in Maddiston Community and Education Centre, Parkhall Drive, Maddiston.

Salvation Army

A warm welcome awaits you at Maddiston Salvation Army. Morning Worship is every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. in the Salvation Army Centre, Main Street, Maddiston. The weekly programme is as follows: Tuesday - Lunch Club, 12.30 p.m.; Ladies’ Meeting, 2 p.m.; Kids Club (5 - 12 year olds), 5.30 p.m. Thursday - Parent & Toddlers, 9.30 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m. Friday - Parent & Toddlers, 9.30 a.m. All welcome. For further information contact (01324) 711973. The organisation is looking to develop our programme and is always looking for volunteers.

Golf Club

Local singing sensation Kirsty Docherty visits the club on Saturday, August 30, when the event runs from 9 p.m. - 12.45 a.m. There will be no entry on the night and tickets, priced £3, can be booked through the usual sources, Tam Forsyth, Zander or at the bar. Meanwhile, a domino competition continues every Sunday afternoon when a ‘Coo Pie’ can be won.